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Peru national football team logo
Nickname(s) La Blanquirroja
(The White and Red)
Los Incas
(The Incas)
Association Peruvian Football Federation
Confederation CONMEBOL
(South America)
Captain Claudio Pizarro
Most caps Roberto Palacios (128)
Top scorer Teófilo Cubillas (26)
Ground Estadio Nacional
FIFA ranking 39
Highest FIFA ranking 19
Lowest FIFA ranking 91
Elo ranking 34
Highest Elo ranking 12
Lowest Elo ranking 75
First international Flag of Peru Peru 0–4 Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.png
(Lima, Peru; November 1, 1927)
Biggest win Flag of Peru Peru 9–1 Ecuador Flag of Ecuador.png
(Bogotá, Colombia; August 11, 1938)
Biggest defeat Brazil.png Brazil 7–0 Peru Flag of Peru
(Santa Cruz, Bolivia; June 26, 1997)
World Cup appearances 4 (First in 1930)
Best result Round 2, 1970 & 1978
Copa América appearances 34 (First in 1927)
Best result Winners, 1939 and 1975
Peru 2018 HomePeru 2018 AwayPeru 2018 Third

The Peru national football team has represented Peru in international football since 1927. Managed by the Peruvian Football Federation. it is one of the 10 members of FIFA's South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). The Peruvian team's performance has been inconsistent; it enjoyed its most successful periods in the 1930s and 1970s. It plays home matches primarily at the Estadio Nacional in Lima, the country's capital.

The Peru national team has won the Copa América twice, qualified for four FIFA World Cup final tournaments, and participated in the 1936 Olympic football competition. It has longstanding rivalries with Chile and with Ecuador. The Peruvian team is well-known for its white shirts adorned with a red "sash" running from the left shoulder to the right hip—this basic design has been used continuously since 1936. The white and red colors, taken from the country's national flag, give rise to the team's common Spanish nickname, la Blanquirroja ("the white-and-red").

Peru took part in the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930 and enjoyed victories in the 1938 Bolivarian Games and the 1939 Copa América, when it was led by players Teodoro Fernández, Juan Valdivieso, and Alejandro Villanueva. Peruvian football's successful period in the 1970s brought it worldwide recognition, with players such as Héctor Chumpitaz, Hugo Sotil, and Teófilo Cubillas. This team qualified for three FIFA World Cups and won the Copa América in 1975.

Peru last reached the World Cup finals in 1982; it has since failed to qualify, and has not won any major tournament. FIFA temporarily suspended the team from international competition in late 2008 while Peruvian government investigated allegations of corruption within the FPF. Peru appointed Uruguayan Sergio Markarián as its head coach in 2010 and, after achieving third place at the 2011 Copa América, was unable to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Confederation Competitions
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1982 FIFA World Cup finalists

Champions: Italy
Runners-up: West Germany
Third place: Poland
Fourth place: France
Eliminated in the second group stage: Argentina · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · England · Northern Ireland · Soviet Union · Spain
Eliminated in the first group stage: Algeria · Cameroon · Chile · Czechoslovakia · El Salvador · Honduras · Hungary · Kuwait · New Zealand · Peru · Scotland · Yugoslavia

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